2 killed in cylinder blast

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Nagpur, Jun 28 (UNI) Two people were killed in a cylinder blast at a factory in an industrial area near here today.

According to police, the people, identified as Arvind Jaiswal (24) and Ajay Tripathi (23), were killed on the spot when the cylinder burst early this morning.

Jaiswal and Tripathi, both employees of the industrial unit that refills oxygen cylinders, were filling oxygen in the cylinder when it burst, they said.

The blast was so strong that it blew the tin roof of the factory off, police added.


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